Man charged in two criminal incidents

A Nashville man faces multiple criminal charges, including theft and unlawful possession of a syringe, after two separate incidents in August and September.

Wraythe Parker, 27, of Aspen Drive, was charged Sept. 9 with theft, a Class A misdemeanor, possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of a syringe, a Level 6 felony.

A gas station employee told police Aug. 8 that Parker went into the bathroom after taking a pair of sunglasses and a hat from a display.

After leaving the restroom, he filled up a fountain drink. The employee reported seeing him fill his pockets with beef jerky when he thought no one was looking, the police report said.

He approached the counter to pay for part of his drink, telling the employee he would be back with the rest of the money; then, Parker and another man drove away, the report said.

A month later, on Sept. 8, Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Egge-brecht reported seeing Parker standing in a field near an abandoned vehicle on Sprunica Road near Smith Road.

Eggebrecht reported that Parker and a woman exhibited “several signs of illegal drug use” during his interaction with them.

After giving him consent to search their bags, Eggebrecht reported finding a spoon with residue on it, and a syringe with a needle that had a small amount of liquid in it, in the bag the woman had, the report said.

Parker told Eggebrecht the items belonged to him. Eggebrecht reported seeing Parker’s initials on several other items in the box.